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Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

US doubles bounty on new Islamic State leader

The New Arab Staff

US doubles bounty on new Islamic State leader

A $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of the new Islamic State leader has been doubled, US authorities said on Thursday.

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

Sofia Nitti

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public ...

Dutch to compensate survivor of 2015 Iraq air strike

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dutch to compensate survivor of 2015 Iraq air strike

Basim Razzo lost four family members after the Dutch military said it bombed a house where IS militants were believed to be located.

Nazli Tarzi

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

A new generation of digital conservationists are using cutting edge virtual reality technology to revive war-damaged cultural heritage sites.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

While Iraqi authorities continue to criticise Turkish military operations, their protestations of sovereignty have fallen on deaf ears.

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi PM orders expulsion of militias from Mosul

Officials and residents in Mosul have expressed hopes for better security and the return of displaced people after Iraqi Prime Minister ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from ...

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

The Iraqi nurse leading Mosul's battle against Covid-19

Azhar Al-Rubaie

The Iraqi nurse leading Mosul's battle against Covid-19

Soror Al-Husseini helped pull bodies from the rubble after IS was defeated in Mosul. Now she is leading the charge as Covid-19 sweeps ...

US doubles reward for IS leader to $10 million

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US doubles reward for IS leader to $10 million

The US had already offered $5 million for Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli before he was identified as the successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

The New Arab & agencies

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

JUMA Kitchen: Celebrating Iraqi culture and heritage through food

Sahar Esfandiari

JUMA Kitchen: Celebrating Iraqi culture and heritage through food

Philip Juma's love for Iraqi food runs deeper than the tantalising tastes and flavours. The London chef's cuisine is intimately tied to intense ...

The New Arab

Iraq protests erupt after formation of new al-Kadhimi government

Iraqis flocked to the streets on Sunday, just hours after a new government was formed.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's new government reaches out to October protesters

Iraq's new government has promised to release protesters detained during mass protests in October.

The New Arab

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

Syria's Assad is more beholden to Russia than ever

Gareth Browne

Syria's Assad is more beholden to Russia than ever

Comment: Russia may be recalibrating its strategy in Syria, but it's unconvincing to think it would consider the risk of replacing Assad a ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

Iraq declared IS defeated in late 2017 but sleeper cells have survived in remote northern and western areas, where security gaps mean the group ...

The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The forces of the Islamic State are once more on the march.

'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

The New Arab

'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

The designer of many of Baghdad's most symbolic modern buildings died in London after contracting the coronavirus.

The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Can new PM-designate break political deadlock?

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is the third candidate in as many months, only this time it appears he may succeed in forming yet another in a long ...

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